Migrating to digital file-based audio has brought on a host of challenges in the organization and management of the burgeoning elements used to produce modern musical magic. "Once upon a time, engineers and their assistants just had to keep track of various reels of multi-track analog tapes, containing up to about 48 tracks per song, that were stored in easily labeled boxes," begins the P&E Wing's description of its AES Show Fall 2020 Audio Engineering Convention Special Event — open to all interested -- "Organizing Chaos: Top Engineers Discuss File Management," to be held online Thursday, October 22, at 3pm EDT. "Those boxes also included track sheets (!) which used a common language to explain what was on each track," the description continues. "Of course, that's ancient history. Now, the number of tracks is pretty much unlimited, many sessions have no assistants, and engineers use their own proprietary ways of file labeling and management. Often, chaos ensues." The value of organized assets is being further illuminated as artists and labels increasingly look to repurpose legacy assets for new formats like Dolby Atmos® and to capitalize on unreleased materials. The panel will address the issues and recommend solutions.
Posted on December 7, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The world of live events has been hammered this year by dramatic changes and challenges. Even with that backdrop, the ongoing importance of sound reinforcement in communications and entertainment is nowhere more evidenced than in the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Sound Reinforcement Track sessions. Taking place October 27 — 30 in this year's exclusively online format, the AES Show Technical Program will highlight the latest advancements in sound reinforcement tech and practice, as well as pandemic-driven issues including optimizing health and safety standards for live sound technicians and their audiences. The Technical Program On Demand content will be available beginning October 26, with parallel scheduled streams featuring live Q&A sessions taking place October 27 — 30. AES Show All Access registrants can attend all Sound Reinforcement Track sessions along with the rest of the comprehensive Technical Program Special Events, including everything else the AES Show has to offer.
Posted on December 7, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
Throughout the changes to the audio engineering industry in 2020, the Audio Engineering Society has persisted in forwarding its mission to promote advances in audio and disseminate new knowledge and research through its latest online interactive events and programs. Taking that mission further still, this year's AES Show Fall 2020 Convention was organized and produced by a behind-the-scenes cast that fulfilled and exceeded the Society's expectations, providing everything for the digital networking infrastructure that ported hundreds of livestreamed and on-demand sessions to a worldwide audience, and coordinating and scheduling sessions for hundreds of the top names in audio engineering and production, including presentations by GRAMMY®-winning producers, engineers and artists alongside leading professional audio researchers and innovators.
Posted on November 23, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The AES announced the winners of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention's Best Technical Paper and Best Student Paper Awards during the Convention's Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, October 27. The awards highlight outstanding research Paper contributions from both professional and student authors and are illustrative of the depth of the AES Convention Papers presentations, which share and showcase top worldwide research and advancements in audio engineering. Additionally, winners of the AES Show 2020 Student Competitions were announced during the Ceremony, including submissions across a variety of recording engineering and design categories. The complete AES Show Opening Ceremonies, along with the rest of this year's online convention, are available On Demand at AESShow.com through November 30.
Posted on November 10, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The Audio Engineering Society has announced the winners of this year's AES Awards for distinguished achievement in the field of audio and service to the Society, presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention on October 27. The awards were presented in the online ceremony by AES President Agnieszka Roginska on behalf of Awards Committee Chair David Scheirman. The AES Show Opening Ceremonies are available on-demand for AES Show attendees at AESShow.com.
Posted on November 6, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
From the opening of Audio Engineering Month to the final week of livestream Technical Program and featured events, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention garnered overwhelming support from attendees, presenters and exhibitors alike. In spite of the monumentally difficult task of taking the AES Show online, sessions from top industry professionals and showcases by leading partner brands flourished, drawing virtual crowds and interactions to a variety of presentations afforded by the new virtual format. Additionally, as a benefit of the online format, nearly all Technical Program sessions from the AES Show will remain online through the month of November, with Partner Showcase virtual booths, presentations and more remaining open through December 18, while registration remains open for those who choose to enjoy the AES Show at their own pace.
Posted on November 5, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EST
The past, present and future of recording practices and technology continue to shape audio entertainment, giving listeners more choices than ever for enjoying recordings from the past 100-plus years in various formats. The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention Platinum Engineers Panel Special Event, "Recording — Then, Now and Future," taking place Friday, October 30, at 1:00pm EDT, will take a look at some of the many techniques used in popular music over the years, and where those technologies are taking us. Producer/Engineer Jimmy Douglass will moderate a panel including Marcella Araica, Russell Elevado, Tony Visconti, and Joe Zook discussing recording in our new world and what will be carried forward from past challenges and successes in the recording studio.
Posted on October 27, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention will feature a quadraphonic livestream performance by recording artist and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM EDT. The event will be livestreamed from Envelop in San Francisco and will feature Ciani performing a solo Buchla modular synthesizer concert rendered as a binaural stream to be experienced by listeners utilizing standard headphones.
Posted on October 26, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
The Audio Engineering Society is delighted to welcome Jackson Browne and friends for a featured keynote event on October 30 at 3:30pm EDT as part of the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention. In this AES Show Special Event, titled "Let the Rhythm Lead: How the Chemistry of People and the Recording Process Fosters Inspiration," legendary songwriter, recording artist and producer Jackson Browne leads a comprehensive and intimate roundtable conversation with musical collaborators Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Wilson and Paul Beaubrun, reflecting on their recent collaborative project Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1, and how to remain connected and authentic in our pursuits as music continues to take on a vital role in our lives. The event will be moderated by the Host and Moderator of the GRAMMY Museum's Public Programs series, Scott Goldman.
Posted on October 26, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
This year the Audio Engineering Society launched a new and innovative series of showcase and virtual trade show exhibition experiences in conjunction with the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention — the AES Show Partner Showcase. Taking place online now through the end of October, the AES Partner Showcase offers a virtual online trade show, hosting both live and on-demand events and presentations, live chat and Q&A with leading brands, and an array of sessions from over 60 exhibitors. Dedicated Partner Showcase pages from each brand include live sessions, on-demand videos, product launches, partner discounts, information downloads and collateral, and an exclusive chance to network and ask questions of product specialists and presenters from around the world, with archives of Showcase events available for streaming after their initial presentation. AES Show featured Platinum Partners include Amazon Devices, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Genelec, NTP Technology (DAD, Penta), and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.
Posted on October 23, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
Catching the ears of an often-distracted audience is the superpower of a successful producer, which is the focus of this year's AES Show Fall 2020 Platinum Producers Panel, set for October 29 at 6:00 pm EDT. Award-winning producers Fab Dupont, Julian Raymond and Ebonie Smith will take the virtual stage, moderated by music industry journalist and musician Michael Molenda, to discuss "Mysteries of the Formidable Hook — A Producers View on Creating Impact Through Songwriting, Technology and Sonic Textures." These renowned participants will reveal how they deploy songwriting chops, audio-production strategies, fashion and style savvy, hook smarts, and other devices to make songs as compelling, commercial, and seductive as possible.
Posted on October 22, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
Working in a new virtual environment to educate and promote advances in audio science and technology, the Audio Engineering Society invites students and educators to attend the AES Show Student Week, being held October 19 — 23 as part of its Audio Engineering Month events. Once again, the AES Show will place a high priority on the education and enlightenment of tomorrow's audio professionals, offering a slate of activities designed to connect audio students and educators in meaningful and lasting ways. Events will include exclusive Technical Program content, meetings and events hosted by the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA), a virtual Education and Career Fair, student competitions, student project critiques and more. AES Show Fall 2020 Convention All Access registration is just $99 for AES Student Members for the full access to AES Show and Audio Engineering Month events. AES Show Student Week Partners are Audio-Technica, Genelec, IK Multimedia, and the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing.
Posted on October 15, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
From initial concept to realized production and end-user utilization, product design and manufacture underline the continued technological advances and application in the pro audio industry. The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention will closely examine all aspects of these disciplines with AES's Audio Product Education Institute (AEPI) Product Development Symposium, October 14 — 16, taking place as part of the AES Audio Engineering Month event series. Sponsored by APEI Symposium Partners COMSOL, DSP Concepts, JJR Acoustics, Menlo Scientific, and Sequent, each multi-session day will promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI's six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The AES Show APEI Symposium is free for AES Show All Access registrants.
Posted on October 13, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
Audio Networking and AoIP applications have marked a fundamental shift in the way we transport audio in studios and in live event production. Recording studios, broadcast studios, post-production facilities, houses of worship, both small- and large-scale venues, and remote broadcasts are incorporating networked audio into their workflow. The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention addresses these latest technologies and techniques in the AoIP Summit, taking place Tuesday, October 13, from 9:00am — 7:00pm EDT. The schedule of events includes expert panels, workshops, roundtable discussions and more from technology leaders in the field. AoIP Summit Partners include AIMS, Audinate/Dante, Digigram RME, Focusrite Pro, L-Acoustics, NTP Technology, OCA Alliance, Ravenna, and Sweetwater. Add-on registration for the AoIP Summit starts at $25 for AES members already registered for the AES Show; standalone AoIP Summit registration is also available for members and non-members alike.
Posted on October 12, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
The AES Show Fall 2020 Convention is set to take attendees beyond the normal boundaries and limits of the usual local onsite events with the latest series of AES Convention TechTours, dubbed "7 Audio Wonders of the World," sponsored by AES Show Partner Amazon Devices. Curated by AES Show Fall 2020 TechTours Chair John Krivit, this year's TechTours will offer a series of exclusive virtual walking tours of top facilities across the globe, including the inaugural tour of Skywalker Sound with GRAMMY®-winning producer/engineer Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound. This first edition of "7 Audio Wonders of the World," to debut Thursday, October 8 at 12:00pm EDT, and the two subsequent tours, are free to all AES Show attendees, with premium All Access registration required for the final four tours.
Posted on October 7, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
The AES Show will host six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner FINNEAS as he delivers a featured virtual keynote address, providing the worldwide gathering of attendees insights into his creative process and workflow. Followed by an exclusive live Q&A, the event will take place on Thursday, October 29, at 4:00pm EDT. FINNEAS has had an award-winning year of hit productions, including GRAMMY® Awards for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical," "Record of the Year," "Album of the Year," and "Song of the Year" for his collaborations with Billie Eilish, along with the honor of being the youngest person to win the GRAMMY® Award for "Producer of the Year, Non Classical." Since his musical debut in 2016, he has penned and produced hits for many high-profile artists including Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Tove Lo, Ben Platt, Julia Michaels, and more, and has emerged as a chart-topping producer/engineer as well as a solo artist.
Posted on October 1, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
Each AES Convention brings together a worldwide collective of the greatest minds, technologies, and innovations in audio engineering and related fields. The Audio Engineering Society has announced that FM synthesis pioneer John Chowning will deliver the Heyser Memorial Lecture "Realizing a Dream, a Discovery, and Lissajous Figures" at the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention, expounding on his 50-plus years of research on audio spatialization techniques and applications, as well as his inspirations and favorite discoveries over his career. This AES Show Special Event will take place on Tuesday, October 27, at 1:00pm EDT.
Posted on September 29, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
With the recent, vast increase in online and broadcast delivery of a near limitless array of information, entertainment, and social information, the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention's Broadcast and Online Delivery Track will examine key technologies and applications while taking a look back at broadcast history and a look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.
Posted on September 25, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
The newly formed Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio Engineering Month. This has further made it possible for the traditional Convention Product Development Track to expand into a full AES Symposium format prior to the Convention's Technical Program. The sessions are scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16. All Access registration for AES Show Fall 2020 is required to attend the Product Development Symposium, available now at AESShow.com.
Posted on September 22, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
With the AES Show Fall 2020 Convention coming up in October, newly announced Technical Program details showcase a variety of sessions covering both audio science and research, as well as topical discussions of key issues in the audio industry. Now in its expanded, virtual format, as Audio Engineering Month the AES Show 2020 offers attendees their own in-house convention, hosting the big names, brands, and networking that attendees have enjoyed in our in-person conventions, with additional new and innovative presentation formats offering a unique experience.
Posted on September 9, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM EDT
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